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Yellow Jacket Sports (Jan 11 – Jan 17)

1/15 – 1/16 Wrestling – Louisiana Classic
1/15 Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Shreve | 6:00 pm
1/16 JV Boys Soccer @ Pineville Tournament
1/16 Varsity Girls soccer vs. Lakeshore | 1:00 pm


Football Team Recognition – The Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team will be recognizing the Byrd football team on the ice at the game TONIGHT during intermission. Discounted tickets are available for Byrd students, faculty, and other fans at the link below. The promo code for the discount is “byrd.” We’d love to have a great showing for the team. https://tickets.georgespond34.com/events/14871-new-mexico-ice-wolves-at-mudbugs Thank you so much. Please feel free to contact me or Kimberly Jacks at the Mudbugs office (636-7094 or kimberly@mudbugshockey.com) with any questions.

Juniors – It’s not too late to order your class ring.  You can order your ring online at www.balfour.com  Ring order packets are available in room S-105 or the main office. Call or text Graduate Sales 318-549-0082 with any specific questions.

Senior Graduation Information – Due to the many restrictions placed on visitors this year, ordering your graduation supplies are now being handled online or in person at Graduate Sales, 3524 Youree Drive, phone 318-865-0409.  Their online website is graduatesalesyouree.com and office hours are Monday – Friday 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

YearbooksJanuary is the last month to purchase your 2021 Gusher yearbook. They can be purchased in room 115 or through Payforit for $65 or placed on layaway for $10. Don’t miss out!

Students – Entries for the Fighting Hate for Good Art and Poetry Contest are due to Mrs. Prothro by March 19th.  See your English teacher for details.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Any student who has 100 or more volunteer service hours from March 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, is eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  The hours can be school-related, community activities, church activities, mission trips, etc.  Completed volunteer activity sheets must be submitted to Mrs. Prothro by Monday, March 1, 2021.  Please email Mrs. Prothro at mprothro@caddoschools.org with any questions. CLICK HERE for Volunteer Hour Log.

Upcoming PSAT and ASVAB – Attached are the lists for those students who have signed up to take the PSAT test and/or ASVAB test in January.  You will be receiving information about where to report on these dates from your 1st hour teachers.  CLICK HERE for ASVAB list. CLICK HERE for PSAT list.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – ASVAB Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – PSAT Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   (Bring your own calculator.)

Fighting Hate for Good Art & Poetry ContestIn honor of the ADL’s central mission “to secure justice and fair treatment for all,” the South Central Region is holding our eighth annual Fighting Hate for Good Art and Poetry Contest for all No Place for Hate® schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. It is my hope that this contest-which can qualify as a No Place for Hate activity-will be a meaningful way for your school to participate in ADL’s work of creating a world that respects and encourages diversity. CLICK HERE for more details. Entries are due to Mrs. Prothro by Friday, March 19, 2021.

Basketball season is upon us!  All tickets will have to be purchased online at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/12284.  We’ll see you there!

Upcoming Deadlines:

CAN YOU HEAR ME? What Addiction Means to Me Essay Contest
There are some great prizes available. The top prize is a $600 gift card to Best Buy. All submissions must be submitted online. The deadline is January 2021. CLICK HERE for full details. Deadline: TODAY

The Catholic Youth Leadership scholarship application is available online at http://www.louisianakc.org/programs/cyla/. The CYLA will award a scholarship to one senior Catholic boy and one senior catholic girl that exemplify leadership and catholic values. The deadline to apply is January 25th.

The Thomas McElroy scholarship application is available at cfnla.org. Click on COMMUNITY then choose SCHOLARSHIPS. You will need to create an online account to complete the scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student who plans to major in Science or Engineering. Students must have 3.0/4.0 gpa and successfully complete Calculus and Physics while in high school. The deadline is January 31st.


CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.
CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.